Michael Thomas Newton, age 49, of South Boston, passed away peacefully at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital, Virginia Beach, surrounded by his family on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020.

He was born on Nov. 22, 1970 in Dinwiddie to the late Betty Jane Newton.

He was raised by his aunt, the late Mary Newton Wilkins.

Michael received his education from the Halifax County Public Schools and later attended Job Corps. He worked diligently as a day laborer, always helping family and friends in need. He enjoyed working outside.

He attended Greater Mayfield Apostolic Church.

He leaves to cherish his loving memories, four sisters, Joyce Newton, of Hyattsville, Maryland, Barbara Wilkins of Norwalk, California and Deborah Hankins and Karen Taylor, both of South Boston; three brothers, Suffragan Bishop Bernard Wilkins (Delois) of South Boston, Michael Wilkins (Sharon) of Northern Virginia and Edward Wilkins of Chesterfield, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; a very special niece and nephew, Jazmine Newton and Charles Jones; and his loyal cousin, Sandra Newton.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Greater Mayfield Apostolic Church with Suffragan Bishop Bernard Wilkins, pastor, and Pastor Lewis Coleman, eulogist.

The family will receive friends at 908 Edmunds Street, South Boston.